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The Jungle Book (1994)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Romance  |  25 December 1994 (USA)
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Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphaned jungle boy raised by wolves, and how he becomes king of the jungle.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefan Kalipha ...
Anirudh Agarwal ...
Tabaqui (as Anirudh Agrawal)
Joanna Wolff ...
Liza Walker ...
Rachel Robertson ...
Natalie Morse ...


An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father. Years later he finds himself re-united with his childhood love Kitty and back in the "civilization" of Colonial India which he finds far less civilized then his jungle haunts. The search for a lost treasure shows who the truly civilized members of society are. Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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From one of the greatest novels ever written comes a thrilling new motion picture classic. See more »

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Rated PG for action/violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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25 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)


$44,342,956 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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The character of Tabaqui, played by Anirudh Agarwal, is based on an animal antagonist (an Indian jackal) from the original written works of Rudyard Kipling. See more »


When the lady points out monkeys, she identifies first one as a macaque, then the next two as Rhesus monkeys (which are also called Rhesus macaques), and the last two as langurs. The ones that she points out as langurs are actually lemurs, which are prosimians, not monkeys, and are not found in India. See more »


[first lines]
Colonel Brydon: Life is a spinning wheel, it has been said. With each spoke, a tale to be told. So keep silence along the banks, and I will tell you one of these tales; a story as enchanting as the jungle itself. It is about pride, and power, and treasure... and about fangs, and claws, and talons... but mostly, it is about love...
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Version of The Jungle Book: The Adventures of Mowgli (1989) See more »


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A Solid Version Of The Classic Story
11 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was pretty solid adventure story with colorful backgrounds of a the country of India and jungle scenery.

Jason Scott Lee as "Mowgli" is interesting to watch in the lead. Lee is an intriguing actor. He has an Asian background, but has played an Eskimo, here in Indian and other nationalities in other films. He is one of the more diverse actors I've ever seen, yet he isn't well-known.

Cary Elwes is usually effective as a villain. He has the acting talent that makes him easy to despise! The animals are fun, too, from Mowgli's friends in the jungle to the monkeys and giant snake guarding the lost caves with the treasure. Nicely filmed and a good adventure story for everyone.

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